Monday, May 4, 2015

How Does Intense Pulsed Light Help Acne?

Intense Pulsed light is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne; it can improve the appearance of facial scarring while clearing inflammation and breakouts. The treatment works by using short, intense pulses of light to target affected areas of the skin where bacteria are located.

Targeted Treatment for Breakouts and Scarring

Acne scars typically appear as small dents or raised scars on the surface of the skin. They often change the skin’s pigmentation in the affected areas, creating dark spots or redness. Intense Pulsed Light can target these affected pigment cells in order to even out the discoloration, dramatically reducing the appearance of scars and giving patients a uniform skin color.

Intense Pulsed Light has the added benefit of being a non-abrasive solution, and because there is little discomfort during the procedure, there is no need for anesthesia. Patients rarely experience side effects, and even when they do, typically side effects are limited to a short-term redness that fades within a few hours of treatment.

For people who wish to improve the texture of their skin along with smoothing out pigmentation, Intense Pulsed Light can be combined with stronger and more intense treatments, such as chemical peels, in order to achieve even more dramatic results.

If you suffer from acne breakouts, Intense Pulsed Light can drastically reduce the appearance of acne breakouts and improve the condition of your skin. If acne scars are bothering you, Intense Puled Light can improve their appearance and restore your confidence. A typical session can last up to about thirty minutes, and each pulse of light can treat a large area of skin. For most patients, desired results can be achieved in 4 to 6 sessions.

It is possible to look better and feel better about your appearance. If you are interested in this procedure or seeking help for acne, contact the office of Coastal Skin Surgery. We will find the right treatment for whatever skin condition is on your wish-list for cosmetic dermatology treatment. 

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